Facing a STAR Program Action by the Bureau of Automotive Repair?
POSTED August 22, 2019

Facing a STAR Program Action by the Bureau of Automotive Repair?

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As a smog technician or smog repair shop your STAR Program rating is your bread and butter. People from Los Angeles to San Francisco, San Diego to Eureka here in California, have to get their cars smogged, but if you are threatened with a Bureau of Automotive Repair invalidation, your business probably won’t survive. For most STAR rated shops that is 60% to 70% of their business gone, virtually overnight.

Automotive Defense Specialists Announces New Post Alerting the SMOG Community about Bureau of Automotive Repair Undercover Cars
POSTED July 29, 2019

Automotive Defense Specialists Announces New Post Alerting the SMOG Community about Bureau of Automotive Repair Undercover Cars

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July 29, 2019 – Santa Monica, California. Automotive Defense Specialists, a legal team of professional attorneys defending SMOG technicians and repair shops, is proud to announce an informational blog post on the controversial topic of undercover cars.

If You Are a SMOG Shop and Get a Citation, it is no Laughing Matter.
POSTED July 27, 2019

If You Are a SMOG Shop and Get a Citation, it is no Laughing Matter.

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Getting a citation is never fun; it might be a traffic ticket, or perhaps just a ticket for having the grass too tall on your lawn. The State of California issues citations, and suddenly it’s YOUR problem.

As a SMOG Shop Owner, a Letter from a Friend is Good. A Letter from the BAR Isn’t.
POSTED July 12, 2019

As a SMOG Shop Owner, a Letter from a Friend is Good. A Letter from the BAR Isn’t.

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Getting a letter in the mail is exciting, or it might be. It’s more likely to be an email now. But a letter might be grandpa or grandma sending you a birthday gift. Maybe there’s money inside! It could be a bill (not so exciting), or it could be junk mail.

If You Run A SMOG Shop, the Government Tries to ‘Catch You’ with Undercover Cars!
POSTED July 7, 2019

If You Run A SMOG Shop, the Government Tries to ‘Catch You’ with Undercover Cars!

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Most Californians today would accept that keeping down pollution is something we should all try to do. We have to do everything that we can to help our planet survive, and one of the most polluting factors is the internal combustion engine.

If You Run a SMOG shop, the BAR (Bureau of Automotive Repair) is Not On Your Side
POSTED July 5, 2019

If You Run a SMOG shop, the BAR (Bureau of Automotive Repair) is Not On Your Side

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Whether you run a SMOG shop, or you are a technician, it is fair to say that the Bureau of Automotive Repair is not on your side. In fact, if anything, this government agency and their high-power lawyers may be against you. Hardly a day goes by without a SMOG shop owner or technician somewhere in the State receiving a letter, a citation, or an invalidation, and the worst thing that you could possibly do is to ignore these.